Taking Leaps—Liz Centoni, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Computing Systems Group, shares insights on her career

When I first envisioned my professional life, it was not in high-tech. When I was young, I wanted to create stories with animated characters that could bring colorful dreams to life on paper. I collected comics, loved to play arcade games, read Louis L’Amour westerns and tried my best to do well at school. My mind often wandered in class, and I sometimes felt like the odd duck who had a different normal than others.

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Felix Capital raises $150M to double down on tech startups from the ‘creative class’

As more money continues to be poured into startups, we’re starting to see a growing number of venture capital firms and funds emerge that are increasingly focused on specific pieces of the pie, rather than general swipes across the board. One of these — Felix Capital— today announced that it has raised an oversubscribed $150 million fund to continue betting hard on tech startups built by the creative class. For Felix, that mainly means fashion and lifestyle businesses that are based on digital platforms, along with the plethora of tech startups out there that are building tools to make those more interesting and efficient. Continue reading Felix Capital raises $150M to double down on tech startups from the ‘creative class’

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TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT IN WORLD’S FIRST PRIVATE FACILITY

Want to train as an astronaut, but don’t work for NASA or have SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on speed dial? Then you might want to start saving for a flight to the UK, where the first’s first private astronaut training center is set to open in a couple years time. Called Blue Abyss, it’s a $130 million facility built on an air force base — and boasting exactly the kind of high-end performance equipment necessary to, you know, teach your body to cope with the cold, dark expanses of space. Continue reading TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT IN WORLD’S FIRST PRIVATE FACILITY

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There’s a better way to build your startup

If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities, millions of app downloads,12,000 full time employees and thousands more working for your service, chances are they would start it. Continue reading There’s a better way to build your startup

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